Presentation on theme: "What are Transferable Skills & Do I have any???. Definition: Aptitude and knowledge acquired through personal experience such as schooling, jobs, classes,"— Presentation transcript:
Definition: Aptitude and knowledge acquired through personal experience such as schooling, jobs, classes, hobbies, sports, etc… Any talent developed and able to be used in future employment.
Examples of Transferable Skills Willingness to learnAnalytical Skills CommitmentFlexibility/Adaptability Dependability/ReliabilityTaking Initiative Team-WorkSummarizing Key Issues Communication SkillsLogical Thinking CooperationMeeting Deadlines Self ManagementTime Management MotivationResearching Skills Ability to solve problems
Why do employers look for them? With your transferable skills, employers see U as a very valuable source of skilled labor. Once you acquire a skill, you can transfer it to their organization and develop it further. Often at an interview, employers will look for evidence that you have the skills they are looking for.
Highlighting your Transferable Skills Your skills must be highlighted on your Cover Letter and Resume and be the focus of discussion at an interview. Be aware of what you posses. Research the company and job description. What key job skills are they looking for? Where did I develop these skills in the past? Give concrete examples.
Importance of analyzing your Skills You may not be aware of it but as you progress throughout H.S. and life, you are acquiring a number of job skills. (especially here at Walkabout)
S.T.A.R. This strategy will help you record your skills and how to draw on them later when you may be asked in an interview. S= Situation T= Task A= Action R= Result
Situation: Secured a job with ______ Company, working as a __________
Task: Assigned to work on ______________________.
Action: Was responsible for ____________ from start to finish. Implemented _______
Results: Developed strong communications skills in working with key personnel at weekly meetings. Improved my problem solving skills through researching possible solutions, analyzing options and identifying optimum solutions. Developed management skills by planning work, setting deadlines, managing daily tasks and achieving goals.